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42-30284

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 21/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 15/6/43; 2m, Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Sell Smith, Co-pilot: J.W. Hargrove, Navigator: Lester Moreland, Bombardier: Raoul Manriquez, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Koukol, Radio Operator: Ed MaslowskiWounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: D.C. Jenson, Waist gunner: Ed ClementsWounded in Action, Waist gunner: Bill Clapper,Tail gunner: Ray Chapman (10 Returned to Duty); ditched Channel, all rescued by ASR. No MACR.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Raymond Chapman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423282. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Billie Clapper

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-30284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 15 September 1943 in B-17 #42-3266 'Sitting Bull'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Clements

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230300 'Hell-n-Back. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Hargrove

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Donald Jenson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423282. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raul Manriquez

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator, Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423282. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Maslowski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Survived earlier 6 June 1943 crash in B17 42-5894 in ferrying loss. Assigned to Freeman Goodman Provisional Bomb Group.

  • Lester Moreland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 #4230284 ditched in Bay of Biscay on 28 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423282. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 69

    28 June 1943
    The primary specific target for this mission are the lock gates at St. Nazaire, France to be attacked by two separate formations and also another force is despatched to bomb the German airfield at Beaumon Le Roger, France. A formation of 120 B-17s of...

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed English Channel 28 June 1943

Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43. Ditched in Channel, all rescued by ASR. (2 x WIA, 10 x RTD) No MACR.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2015 00:00:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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